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Scissors chain, or pendant with chain

Exterior of heart-shaped pendant, with pointed end facing upwards, is engraved with a bilaterally symmetrical rose bush having four flowers. Two lateral chains are hooked to circular rings soldered to this central, heart-shaped form; a third chain is attached to another ring placed at base of...

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Inscription

Engraved "1705 / Kathrine / Ingersall [Ingersull?] to L G / 1781" on back of heart-shaped pendant

Marks

Unmarked

Provenance

Not known, but see Eliot family chart.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Martha May Eliot

1750–60?

Object Place

Probably New England, United States

Accession Number

1971.349

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver